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6 Acre Ranch w 6 Casitas+Pool/Hot Tub - 30 min to Julian (Perfect for Groups!)

Adults-only Ranchita vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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Ranchita, CA, United States of America
  • This was amazing. I wish it was a little warmer, but it was great that the main house had…

    Dec 24, 2021

  • Wonderful Thanksgiving stay. It was perfectly rustic, a bit like glorified camping. The…

    Nov 24, 2021

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  • 17 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 beds
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Dining area
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Warner Springs Community Park - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km
  • Warner Springs Golf Course - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km
  • Mortero Rock - 11.8 mi / 19.1 km
  • Anza Borrego Tennis Center - 14.7 mi / 23.7 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 Queen Beds

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

4 Twin Beds

Bedroom 4

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Bedroom 5

2 Queen Beds

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About this home

★Get the Julian feel w/out the Julian prices!★ Escape to a 6-acre, 1940's country ranch retreat under giant oak trees w/6 adobe casita suites, lodge & mountain views in Warner Springs. Cool off in the pool or star gaze from the hot tub while sipping your favorite beverage. This dark sky community is a perfect getaway from city life & is located just 30 minutes from Julian & Anza Borrego State Park. It’s a great place to hike, mountain bike, horse camp or off-road w/access to trails & the PCT just 2 miles away.

Built w/ handmade adobe bricks, Ranchita Margharita was designed for larger gatherings, but can easily accommodate smaller groups w/private room rentals also available. It is a great place for events, reunions, retreats & camps & even had movie stars like Jimmy Stewart stay in the 40’s.

Guests have access to:

★The entire casitas building:

6 casita rooms w/private entrance

Each w/attached bathroom/shower


Ceiling fan & space heater

4 rooms are bunk style with either queen or twin bunks

There is no central heat or A/C, but guests have never found this to be an issue due to large oak trees & adobe walls. It does get cold in the winter. Rooms have a small space heater, extra blankets, and a wood burning fireplace.


★A 1500 sqft lodge with:

Full kitchen

Dining room/living room w/stunning sunset views

Double-sided stone fireplace

Outdoor deck overlooking duck pond

TV w/ Netflix

DVD player

★Pool & Hot Tub (not fenced)

★Wifi & excellent cell service

★Farm animals: donkeys, goats, pigs, horses, chickens, sheep, & cows.

★Direct access to trails & 2 miles from the Pacific Crest Trail (ride/hike to Eagle Rock).

★Horse amenities:

8 12x12 stalls

Round pen

Water buckets

Water access

★24/7 onsite caretaker

★Top notch hospitality from host (when on property) & caretaker.

“Dave was the most hospitable host. It’s a quiet, dark-sky community. The lodge area is also great to hang. Would definitely book again!”

Ranchita is considered a more rural setting. It may not be a fancy resort, but is extremely quaint and relaxing.

“If you want to stay at the Hilton, this isn't your place, but if you like the country and exceptional hospitality, this is it. Highly recommend to help unwind from city life.”

Bring your own groceries to make meals in our fully functional kitchen or drive to restaurants 10-30 minutes away.

If you’re needing a unique place to horse camp or host an event, family gathering, retreat, camp or even a wedding, Ranchita is it!

What’s around


  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Warner Springs Community Park - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km
  • Warner Springs Golf Course - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km
  • Mortero Rock - 11.8 mi / 19.1 km
  • Anza Borrego Tennis Center - 14.7 mi / 23.7 km
  • Anza-Borrego Museum - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • RoadRunner Golf & Country Club - 17.2 mi / 27.6 km
  • The Springs at Borrego Golf Course - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km
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Ranchita, CA, United States of America

The manager

Lara Silla

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Pets allowed
  • Designated smoking areas


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 4 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom three -2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom four - 2 queen beds
  • Bedroom five - 2 queen beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Games
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Access to outdoor pool
  • Access to spa tub


  • Deck

Other amenities

  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 17

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 1:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Also known as

  • 6 Acre Ranch w 6 Casitas+pool/hot Tub 30 min to Julian
  • 6 Acre Ranch w 5 Casitas+pool/hot Tub 30 min to Julian


  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 1:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rds Log Cabin (5 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Rustic Remote Family Getaway

    We had a wonderful stay. The old adobe structures are comfortable, clean and well maintained. The main lodge is well stocked and a great place to gather, play, cook and eat. The pool is clean, as are the large grounds. The animals are a lovely addition and the nearby hikes are fantastic - even in August. The onsite caretakers are lovely and available, if needed. A great stay all around.

    Richard M., 4 night trip, Aug 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Getaway from the city

    Relaxing without the noise pollution and during the night enjoying the stars away from city lights. All the animals are super friendly. I would go back again

    Felipe C., 3 night trip, Jul 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our New Go To RunAway

    We can't say enough about this place - it's funky, it's spacious and they have been nothing but lovely. We were a bit noisy for the neighbors - totally over excitement seeing people during Covid and the caretakers were very gracious. We are so grateful to have found this space & have been 2x, with other friends now taking their families for time away. Yes, it's a bit loved, yes, it's rustic, but it's a perfect place to get away from it all.

    4 night trip, Oct 1, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Just what we needed

    Had some family and friends stay here for two night to get away from all the chaos at home during this time. It was great. The owner let us get there earlier than check in time which helped out so much since we wanted to get on the road early to bypass traffic. I read a lot of the comments beforehand and one issue some people had was with the electricity. The only problem we had with that was in my room (#5) the light in the restroom didn’t work, but I had brought headlights and just used the floodlight option for that. The lighting everywhere else worked fine. The pool was well kept and clean. The main house where the kitchen and dining room are was always a nice area to cool down and big enough to have everyone relax inside. We mainly stayed by the pool area but were told we could explore all of the grounds. It was nice seeing and hearing all of the animals. By brother took his daughter and fed some of the horses carrots and she was so happy. She also enjoyed all of the goats. My brother and one other guest had 4x4s and took them up the road where you turn in to the ranch and we’re met with some good trails. We all enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to others as well.

    2 night trip, May 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We Can't Wait To Go Back

    Our extended family enjoyed the property so very very much! We had space, privacy, the caretakers were lovely, and we're already planning our return.

    Other trip, Sep 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Escape from the city

    The property was amazing, if you're looking for a 5 star Hilton property, this isn't it. If you are looking for a place to relax, escape from the city, and enjoy a simple pace of life, this is the place. The Casitas are quaint and comfortable, and the land is clean and expansive. The stars are amazing, and the sounds of the night time insects are beautiful. The lodge is rustic and comfortable, and the pool is clean and refreshing. Our family trip (15 altogether) had plenty of space, and enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend this retreat! Will definitely consider a return trip in the future!

    Stephen H., Other trip, Aug 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sooooooo beautiful sooooooo good

    really good stay

    Leandro F., Other trip, Dec 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved it

    Beautiful property. The cabins were clean and up to hotel room standards. The lodge is massive and can hold a big party. The kitchen is huge, they provide everything you'd ever need, the animals are lovely. We cannot wait to go back

    Steven R., Other trip, Nov 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great for big groups, or not!

    Host is very accommodating, Dave was very nice and available when he was there. He definitely likes to get to know all of his guests and shares stories and shares his cooking as well! We were a group of 14 adults and 8 children and everyone enjoyed themselves in the big space we had for barbecuing, along with all the friendly animals, pool and hot tub. We were able to use the 6 rooms in the property and not just 5 like it says in the listing and the confirmation. Only suggestion I have is maybe investing a bit more time in the spider control in all of the rooms. Almost all rooms had big sized spiders all around corners or on the ceiling, we all completely understood it's a ranch and that's common but there are products out there to deter them. Linen was clean, bedding was clean as long as nothing touched any walls (spiders). Nonetheless this was not a reason to ruin our stay and we would love to come back soon! Hopefully the bugs and spiders inside the rooms are more controlled or deterred and not clearly visible.

    Genesis P., Other trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such an underrated property!!

    Had an amazing stay!! Rented this place for a birthday weekend and it was way over expectations. If you’re looking for a unique and fun getaway with your friends or family this is IT! The caretakers are the kindest people, always here to help if needed but will leave you your space the entire time. For the other comments mentioning insects and such, it is a ranch in nature so obviously it is not a resort in Palm Springs but is all you need and more! Absolutely recommend, the animals are awesome, the pool is perfect during the day and the rooms are comfortable to sleep in. Would 100% come back, thanks so much to everyone that hosted us on the property

    Lane R., Other trip, Aug 7, 2021

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